We have all seen an ugly baby right? Well Black Folks Feud host Pretty Tony Taylor ask participants to Name Something You Might Say to a Person with an Ugly Baby. Check it out!
We got a chance to talk to Pretty Tony Taylor aka “PTT” about his new project, the Black Folks Feud, which I must admit offers some refreshing moments in creativity and comedy from many of Birmingham’s own.
Pretty Tony has become one of Birmingham’s most recognizable figures with his stylish dress, hairstyles and his popular pimp cups. Tony grew up in Pratt City and is a 1998 graduate of Jackson Olin High School.
URBANHAM: First of all, we want to congratulate you on the new media project and let you know we think its great. Tell us what inspired you to do the Black Folks Feud.
PTT: I am a big fan of sketch comedy and game shows. I really miss the work of guys like Robert Townsend, Arseno Hall, The Wayons, Dave Chappelle and Richard Dawson so we started this project and it has been well received. I am also a huge fan of Steve Harvey … he is a genius. My show is a game show with the sketch comedy vibe.
URBANHAM: How did you get started with your Signature Pimp Cups?
PTT: (Laughing) The pimp cup started from going into bars and needing to eliminate the time it took to get a drink plus I was a fan of Big Daddy Kane back in the day. When I walk in with my cup the bartenders usually see it and sometimes it helps me get faster service. When I was growing up we would have company and I was always told not to bring guest a paper cup. So I don’t like to drink from paper cups when I go out and pay $12 for a drink so I take my cup.
URBANHAM: How many pimp cups do you have?
PTT: I have about twelve and I have retired a large number of the cups. My cups are custom made out of Florida so I try to come out with a new one every few months.
URBANHAM: Who have you worked with?
PTT: The show is young and I like to work with people that have good personalities and that I think are funny. It makes the show much easier to host and produce. So far on the show I have worked with Theo Garfield, Tanika Harrell, BIG Rob and many of my co-workers from Surin West.
URBANHAM: What’s next for the show?
PTT: It would be great to be picked up as a reality show on a network like Comedy Central and ultimately reach people across the nation. The Internet is helping me do this but a television audience is what we are going after.
URBANHAM: Anyone out there you want to give a shout out to?
PTT: Yeah, Nik Layman who handles the video for the show, First Impressions Marketing, Surin West, digitalartshosting.com/urbanham, my hairstylist Stephanie Matthews and my Dad.
URBANHAM: How can people reach you to inquire about the show
PTT: Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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